Best Moments from the Milwaukee Bucks 2021 NBA Championship Parade!

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What channel is the Milwaukee Bucks parade on?

You have a few options if you aren't able to make it downtown to watch the Milwaukee Bucks championship parade on Thursday. Channel 18 in Milwaukee (WVTV), or, if you prefer, Channel 24, will air the championship celebration live. Milwaukee Journal SentinelWhere to watch the Milwaukee Bucks championship celebration parade on television (or streaming)

What is the Bucks parade route?

The parade began at the intersection of East Wisconsin Avenue and North Prospect Avenue and travel west on East Wisconsin Avenue before turning north onto North Water Street. From there, the route will continue on North Water Street to East Knapp Street before ending on East Knapp Street at the Milwaukee River. WISN MilwaukeeEverything you need to know for Bucks championship parade

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Milwaukee celebrates the Bucks with parade, party decades in the making

WTMJ-TV 31 December, 1969 - 06:00pm

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to squeeze into the streets of downtown Milwaukee to catch a glimpse of the Milwaukee Bucks in a parade that celebrates the city’s first NBA championship in half a century.

The team’s ascendance has invigorated a Midwestern city that is far from the league’s more cosmopolitan venues, like Los Angeles or Boston. And fans have embraced NBA Finals MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, who decided to stay with the team that selected him eight years ago with the 15th overall pick in the draft when he was just 18 years old.

The players and owners will board five double-decker buses Thursday as they roll through the heart of the city. They’ll finish with a celebration outside Fiserv Forum in the city’s Deer District.

That's all, folks! What a party. You can re-live all of today's special moments at TMJ4.com/Bucks.

"Milwaukee, we did it baby! We did it! We did it, man. This is our city." Giannis had simple but powerful words to share Thursday at the Bucks championship celebration.

BOBBY! BOBBY! Bobby Portis got the crowd hyped during the Bucks championship celebration, calling the crowd the "best fans in the world."

This is impressive: DPW crews are hard at work cleaning up trash after the championship parade moved through downtown Milwaukee.

"Gov. Evers, let us know: Is that the 'w' for win, or are you part of the Wu-Tang Clan?" 😂

"For the culture!" The originator of the Bucks in six chant, Brandon Jennings, is at today's parade.

For the culture!!!!!! @Bucks pic.twitter.com/3I5waUxHZY

Heads up! If you were brave enough to try driving around downtown right now, there are multiple freeway ramps closed, according to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office.

Please be aware that the NB and SB I-43 offramps to Fond Du Lac/McKinley are closed in preparation for the Milwaukee Bucks parade.

This is the moment you've waited 50 years for, Milwaukee! Giannis Antetokounmpo held the Larry O'Brien trophy high above the crowd during Thursday's parade.

The parade has stepped off in downtown Milwaukee at Wisconsin and Prospect! Watch live right here.

How cool is this? At the corner of Water and Knapp, there is a photo booth where fans can pose with a replica Larry O'Brien trophy.

Bucks fans are lining up at Water & Knapp to take a picture with a replica Larry O’Brien championship trophy! I’m sure Giannis and Khris will be hoisting the real thing today. #Bucksin6 #fearthedeer pic.twitter.com/Q3K4tFUBTV

The billboard bought by Warner Angle was displayed near downtown and it riled up Bucks fans.

But that billboard is no longer up, instead now replaced with a congratulatory one for the Bucks Championship win.

The new billboard was purchased by Milwaukee law firm Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown LLP.

Now this is dedication! Not only did these fans get here early for the parade, they constructed a full Bobby Portis body paint "jersey."

Only interview I’m conducting today. @tmj4 exclusive. pic.twitter.com/EwnlQN9HoB

You won't be able to catch a ride on The Hop anytime in the next few hours - service has been temporarily suspended due the parade and celebration.

Due to crowd sizes, the Wisconsin Avenue parade route has been closed to cross traffic and The Hop streetcar service has been temporarily suspended. Service will resume as conditions warrant. Please monitor future Service Alerts for updated information.

Things are starting to pick up downtown. Reporter Ben Jordan took this awesome timelapse video of hundreds of fans lining the parade route, with an hour and half to go until showtime.

Bucks fans are already in place for the CHAMPIONSHIP PARADE. #BucksIn6 #FearTheDeer pic.twitter.com/DQpkwG5lbx

July 22 is officially "Bucks in Six" Day, thanks to a new proclamation by Gov. Tony Evers.

Evers issued the proclamation Thursday morning, ahead of the Bucks Championship Parade in Milwaukee.

"The Milwaukee Bucks fulfilled the prophecy of former Bucks guard, Brandon Jennings, which has become their longtime rallying cry of 'Bucks in six!'" said the governor in a press release.

First the governor, now the mayor -- Mayor Tom Barrett arrived at the parade route and gave our Delaney Brey a hearty "Go Bucks!"

Go #Bucks! @MayorOfMKE #ParadeDay @tmj4 pic.twitter.com/Mu5XXzsq6l

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers is already here along the Bucks parade route. He is expected to be one of many dignitaries attending the parade today.

The @Tony4WI is in the building. @tmj4 #ParadeDay #Bucks pic.twitter.com/J7Brk6cAkv

After briefly getting stuck on the freeway yesterday, Delaney Brey has confirmed that the double-decker buses that will carry Bucks players during today's championship parade are ready to go!

The #Bucks buses 🚍 are ready to go!!!!! #ParadeDay pic.twitter.com/nu8igwqEom

There are plenty of good spots still available along the Bucks parade route! Digital Reporter James Groh says he has seen more joggers than Bucks fans downtown so far.

At 7:32 I have seen about as many morning joggers as I have seen fans sitting in chairs for the parade... more joggers than I expected tbh pic.twitter.com/X5ZfWXzAto

Co-owner Marc Lasry on Milwaukee Bucks winning NBA championship

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Watch live: Bucks championship parade in downtown Milwaukee

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 22 July, 2021 - 10:15am

Here's everything you need to know about the Bucks parade, including route, start time, viewing area and parking restrictions

The Journal Sentinel had drone footage of the parade from the route, and you can follow along with reporters at the parade below:

WATCH: Milwaukee Bucks parade, celebrations

WKOW 22 July, 2021 - 09:17am

You can watch Thursday's events, from the parade as it moved its way Milwaukee to players speeches, all in the video above.

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Milwaukee Bucks championship parade; fans turn out by thousands

FOX 6 Milwaukee 22 July, 2021 - 06:42am

Thousands turned out in downtown Milwaukee to take part in the Bucks championship parade and celebration.

Thousands of fans lined downtown Milwaukee streets on Thursday to catch a glimpse of their beloved Bucks in a parade to celebrate the city’s first NBA championship in half a century.

Six police officers on horseback clopped past cheering fans at the head of a procession that included a hook-and-ladder fire truck, occasionally blaring its horn, and open-air buses and flatbed trucks carrying Bucks stars including Finals MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jrue Holiday, as well as the trophy they captured Tuesday night with a Game 6 victory over Phoenix.

Fans could be heard chanting, "Bucks in 6," an odd but beloved rallying cry with roots in a former Bucks player's fruitless prediction in 2013 that the team would take down the playoffs' top seed at the time.

Antetokounmpo held his son, 1-year-old Liam, atop a bus as fans along the route chanted "MVP!" Later, he shot a basketball into the crowd.

"Milwaukee, we did it baby! We did it!" Antetokounmpo said to a cheering crowd in the Deer District, the area outside the Bucks' Fiserv Forum. "This is our city, this is our city, man, we did it! Unbelievable."

Neil and Rachana Bhatia, both 34 and from suburban Waukesha, brought 1-month-old son Zain to the Deer District, saying they wanted to give Zain an early taste of being a Bucks fan.

Neil Bhatia called winning the title "surreal."

"It unifies the city and puts the city on a global stage. It’s great for the city and the state. It’s just bringing everybody together to celebrate something that hasn’t happened in 50 years," he said.

"The city has had its struggles. What I know is that it’s been a city that’s coming together," said longtime Bucks fan Dameon Ellzey, 45, a Milwaukee native who lives near the arena and was stationed there to see the parade.

"In my neighborhood, you could hear everybody on their porches screaming," Ellzey said. "Black, white, Asian. In a city like Milwaukee, that’s big."

Milwaukee has long ranked among the most segregated cities in America. Team President Peter Feigin called it "the most segregated, racist place" he’d ever experienced, remarks he later softened. As the Bucks drove toward a championship this year, some people were cheered by the diversity of the massive crowds that gathered in the Deer District to watch the Bucks on big TV screens.

The team’s ascendance has invigorated a Midwestern city far from the league’s more cosmopolitan venues like Los Angeles, Boston or Miami — cities that have traditionally found it easier to attract the game's top players. One reason fans have embraced Antetokounmpo is his loyalty to the team that drafted him eight years ago when he was just 18.

"He recognizes the city and its quality and he resonates with it," Timothy Seymour, 20, said of Antetokounmpo. "He really reflects our work ethic. He works hard. And he reflects how we’re only going to get better."

Police estimated 100,000 people jammed the Deer District for Tuesday night's Game 6. Though the coronavirus pandemic has lessened compared to a year ago, the level of cases in both Wisconsin and Milwaukee County still is rated by the state as high, with daily new cases in the county roughly tripling over the past two weeks to 80 per day.

City health officials noted Thursday that announcements of the parade had urged that unvaccinated people wear masks. Few were visible among fans on the parade route or later outside the arena. The city health department said their contact tracing team would closely monitor the event.

Julie Willems Van Dijk, deputy secretary of the state Department of Health Services, predicted the two large gatherings would lead to more COVID-19 cases.

"We are concerned," she said. "We know people wanted to be jubilant and celebrate. But we know, half the state is fully vaccinated and half the state is not and I assume the same is true for people in the Deer District and the arena. And I didn’t see half the crowd masked."

The party is just getting started as Milwaukee gets ready for the celebration of a lifetime following the Bucks' NBA championship win. On Thursday, July 22, the city will cheer the champs with a victory parade and Deer District celebration.

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